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Question about the fingerprint of identical twins

Free Spirit freespiritsong at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 27 09:36:38 EST 2003

Hi Scott.

Thanks for your answer and the information about the websites. By the way,
the DNA of identical twins are the same, can the temperature and nutrition
change it? 

Another question that sometimes occurs to me is about double-yolk eggs. If
such an egg is hatched, does it turn out to be a attached two chicks or a
chick with two heads?

Thanks for your time.


in article EGbwb.24237$aT.12411 at news-server.bigpond.net.au, Scott Coutts at
scott.coutts at med.monash.edu.au wrote on 11/23/03 6:47 PM:

> Hiya Free Spirit,
> The short answer is: No, they dont have the same finger prints!
> They're very similar, but your finger print is not solely defined by
> your genetics. It is mostly, but small parts of it are defined by your
> environment. For example, the temperature and nutrition can change your
> prints. Anyhow, here's some info about it.
> http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/may2001/989606823.Ge.r.html
> http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a980821.html
> If you do a google search for "fingerprint identical twins" then you'll
> find more than you need on the topic (:
> Bye!

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